Andrew Brook Forest
The 126 acre Andrew Brook Forest was protected in 2010 and 2016, partially to safeguarda access to the eastern side of Mount Sunapee for hikers, hunters and fishermen. Portions of the Andrew Brook Forest are rich in sugar maple (Acer saccharum) and you may see tubing from active sugaring operations as you hike. Andrew Brook and its tributaries meander throughout this acreage, creating beautiful mossy pools and cascades and providing habitat for numerous wildlife species.
The Andrew Brook Trail climbs steeply from the trailhead on Mountain Road in Newbury 1.6 miles to Lake Solitude on the eastern slopes of Mount Sunapee. The trail crosses Andrew Brook multiple times on the way up (be aware in high water it may be difficult to cross without getting wet feet). Lake Solitude can be enjoyed from its shoreline, or from White ’s Ledges above (a short but steep additional 0.2 miles).
Rules & Regulation
The parking pull off for Andrew Brook Trailhead fits approximately 6 vehicles. Please park head-in to maximize space. Otherwise, parking is only allowed along Mountain Road where signage indicates. The parking pull out is typically plowed in winter, but roadside parking bans may limit access beyond the official parking area during winter months. Please plan accordingly. There are no bathroom facilities at Andrew Brook Forest.